Amerigroup Wins Contract to Serve Young Beneficiaries with Disabilities in Texas

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amerigroup Insurance Company has been selected by the Texas Health and
Human Services Commission as one of several Managed Care Organizations
(MCO) to coordinate the care for children and youth with disabilities,
beginning in the fall of 2016.

As a recipient of the STAR Kids contract, Amerigroup will provide acute
care and long term care services and support, using a community-based,
patient-centered healthcare model that promotes the health, safety, and
well-being of children and youth with disabilities in Dallas, El Paso,
Harris, Lubbock counties and West Rural Services Areas.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to provide access to
comprehensive, patient-centered health care to the children and youth
with unique needs across Texas,” said LeAnn Behrens, Amerigroup
president. “We are committed to ensuring improved healthcare
coordination, quality care, and service excellence to our newest members
and help Texas’ children and youth with disabilities live healthy lives
in various communities across the state,” said Behrens.

As a current Medicaid contractor with the State of Texas, Amerigroup has
experience serving Medicaid members in the state since 1996. Amerigroup
currently provides Medicaid services to more than 5,000 STAR+PLUS
members in Texas under the age of 21 who will transition to the STAR
Kids program. Additionally, Amerigroup has served Medicaid members for
more than 20 years and has significant experience effectively managing
the care of children and youth with disabilities in other states across
the country.

For information about services provided by Amerigroup Texas, please

About Amerigroup

Amerigroup, along with its affiliated HMO Amerigroup Texas, Inc., helps
improve health care access and quality for approximately 760,000
low-income Texans by developing innovative care management programs and
services. Members are assured care that is not only accessible, but also
accountable, comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered. Amerigroup
provides ongoing community relations and outreach to encourage members
to become active participants in their health care. Through health
education programs, members are empowered to choose and sustain a
healthy lifestyle.


Olga Gallardo, 818-201-5682